There’s no shortage of fun stuff to do here. I moved to Liverpool at the start of 2017 and know it can be daunting to get your bearings in a new city, so with that in mind I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite places – let me know what you'd add to the list in the comments.
Among the hen dos and tourist shops, this is also where you’ll find Tate Liverpool. As an LJMU student you can enjoy free entry to all of the exhibitions. Make sure to continue to the waterfront railings where you can look at the hundreds of ‘love locks’ on the dock and admire the views across the Mersey.
Antony Gormley’s Another Place at Crosby Beach
Merseyside is famed for its culture and coastline and Another Place by LJMU honorary fellow Antony Gormley combines the two. Crosby Beach is easily accessible by train, and once you’re there you’ll find 100 life-size sculptures dotted along the shoreline. It’s well worth a visit for the gorgeous views and when you want to get away from the city - just make sure to check the tide times before you make the journey!
The Baltic Triangle is home to lots of Liverpool’s artists and creatives and it really comes alive at the weekend with bars like Camp and Furnace, Dockleaf and Kiosk as well as the new street food Baltic Market. If this sounds like your thing, then make sure you join LiverpoolSU’s Burgers & Board Games event at Baltic Market on 25 September.
A bustling street loved for its independent shops and restaurants. Mowgli, Leaf and Utility are my favourites along with the very Insta-worthy Love Thy Neighbour.
Liverpool is full of beautiful parks and Sefton Park is no exception. Located in the south of the city, it’s a great spot for people-watching and an even better spot for dog-watching. There’s also a fantastic Palm House, where you can take yoga classes or even get married if the mood takes you!
St George’s Hall
You can’t really miss St George’s Hall. It stands in all its Victorian glory opposite Lime Street Station. If you’re a new student, this is where you’ll be heading during induction week – a chance to admire the impressive architecture as well as pick up all the essential info for life at the University.